I was walking down a hallway at work this afternoon when a thought popped into my head: “I used to eat jelly sandwiches.” I don’t know where it came from, or why my brain decided I needed to remember that just then, but it’s true. When I was a kid I hated peanut butter in my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, so I left it out, reducing my PB&J to just J.
I’d like to believe that a more important memory could have been placed there instead. Just how many useless memories are lurking in there?
ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” just came up in iTunes (don’t laugh, admit it, it’s a great song) and for some reason, whenever I hear this song I always think of a Starsky & Hutch episode about vampires. I can’t quite figure this one out. I haven’t seen Starsky & Hutch since I was a kid several decades ago (ouch it hurts to say that), and I doubt they would have had an ABBA song as their theme music for one of the shows.
And I really doubt that Starsky & Hutch ever had a show about vampires. As I recall the show was fairly grounded in reality. Which means bigfoot and the abominable snowman would have been fine, but vampires, werewolves, and talking Trans Ams would have been right out.
However, I think that concept would have made a great episode, so perhaps I should put off finishing my book and write a screenplay instead. I could fulfill two dreams at once, just think about this: TV’s David Hassellhoff as Starsky! Tell me you wouldn’t see that movie! Christopher Walken would be perfect as the lead vampire. Not sure who should play Hutch, guess I better pencil myself in for now.
But no way is the cool striped Torino going to be a talking car, no matter how much Hasselhoff wants it. I have my artistic integrity.